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Horace Tapscott Film Screening

HORACE TAPSCOTT: MUSICAL GRIOT a film by Barbara McCullough Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, 7pm International House, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 For Info/Tickets   Every community has a story and that story usually emerges from the efforts of just a few individuals. In Los Angeles, the composer, pianist, band leader and   Read More....

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Coming Up In 2016

Coming up in 2016, PJP has some great events in store for you. Most important, is that 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great Migration: The historic period when millions of Black Americans left the South and moved to the Northeast, Midwest and West. This activity changed, the country culturally, politically and socially.   Read More....

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Happiest Of Holidays

2015 has been a great year for PJP! From September 2015 to December 2015, our season has been full and rich. Great performances. Great audience responses.   From last January to the Fall of 2015, we also did some great things. ▪ We presented Love Notes for Valentine's Day at the Arch Street Meeting House. ▪ We showcased some awesome   Read More....

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3 Jazz Films

If you enjoy the music and are open to learning more about it, then you don't want to miss 3 short films that are coming our way very soon. Most important, there's a local angle here as well. Dr. Guy Ramsey, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the very informative book, "The Amazing   Read More....

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The stuff McCoy Tyner did was earth-shattering for me. The modal thing, the way he voiced chords in fourths, the way he used the pentatonic scale -- all those things were very new.
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